Verster goes global with Fairtree Protea

Jean Pierre Verster at Fairtree Capital has launched his third fund, the Fairtree Protea Global Equity Long Short IDS Retail Hedge Fund, which focuses...

Value Capital builds activist portfolio

Johannesburg-based investment company, Value Capital Partners, co-founded by ex-Brait duo Sam Sithole and Anthony Ball, has developed significantly since opening its doors a year...

Investor Survey 2017

Insights and opinions from leading intermediaries and allocators to the South African hedge fund industry

Senqu focuses on simplicity

Johannesburg-based Senqu Capital, headed by Andrew Crawford and Stephen Carew, has gained good traction in its first year of operation, with its hedge fund...

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Methodical blends fundamental and systematic

Combining fundamental investing principles and systematic implementation forms the backbone of boutique equities firm Methodical

Oakhaven clocks up five years

Flagship fixed income hedge fund has delivered compound annual returns of 10.2% and a Sharpe ratio of 0.4.


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Industry Research

Assets dip in transition phase, Novare finds

South African hedge fund assets contracted by 9.1% in the 12 months to June, research shows

Venture capital multiplies in 2016

Survey points towards a substantial strengthening in the position and impact of investors in VC deals

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Explaining the decline in hedge fund assets

According to Novare’s 14th annual Hedge Fund Survey, more than 90% of industry assets have transitioned into the regulated space yet hedge fund AUM has decreased

AIMA launches new due diligence template

Aims to standardise the due diligence process for alternative investment managers and investors


Momentum builds African real estate

London-based Momentum Global Investment Management is live with three projects in its Momentum Africa Real Estate Fund

Mazi extends business reach

Johannesburg-based Mazi Asset Management has made significant strides in building a diversified asset management company

People Moves

OMMM hires Ngqondoyi

Ngqondoyi has joined Old Mutual Multi-Managers as a senior analyst and head of hedge funds, reporting to CIO Andrew Salmon

Nitrogen moves into 12th year

Nitrogen has taken on Waldo du Plessis as junior portfolio manager, with David Oberholzer joining in October as a junior analyst

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